Plans submitted for this popular city centre pub to be demolished for hotel car park

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Nov 2017

Plans have been submitted to demolish a derelict pub for a car park in a multi-million pound hotel development in Hull city centre.

The Mail revealed in April how once-popular Star and Garter, in Portland Street, would be knocked down for the new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel currently being built.

The pub and nightclub was previously one of the city’s most popular LGBT venues in the past before its closure.

The £25m DoubleTree by Hilton in Ferensway, due to be completed this year, backs onto the site.

The new hotel is on the site of the former Lexington Avenue nightclub.

Now, plans have been submitted into Hull City Council’s planning department for the demolition to take place.

“The proposed development will involve the demolition of the existing public house building at the site, in order to create an additional 32 car parking spaces the hotel, resulting in 75 spaces in total,” a planning document said.

“The extension of the car park has the potential to increase the volume of traffic accessing the hotel, however, the assessment has shown that any increase in traffic generation, when compared to the previous commercial use at the site, is insignificant.”

When finished, the 165-bed hotel will be one of more than 465 DoubleTree venues in 40 countries across the globe.

A planning decision is expected in the next few weeks.

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